Our business success is largely attributable to the knowledge, skills and passion of our employees. It is their ability to innovate and their willingness to embrace continuous professional and self-development that drive our position as a world-class innovation company. This is clearly reflected in our employer brand “Passion to innovate | Power to change,” which shows what the Bayer group expects from its employees and new hires but also what it can offer them. It translates Bayer’s mission statement “Science For A Better Life” into the world of work.
As a modern international employer, we offer our employees attractive conditions and wide-ranging individual development opportunities. A key aim of our personnel development strategy is to create an environment where all employees have the opportunity to develop their full potential. In the spirit of “lifelong learning”, we help employees in all fields broaden their knowledge and skills and keep up with the latest changes throughout their working lives. Support ranges from knowledge sharing and peer learning to programs that take up new trends and perspectives.
Thanks to our wide-ranging business activities, we offer employees throughout the Group great opportunities for global development. International assignments are also an important element in employee development.
A diverse employee structure is vital for our company’s competitiveness. By embracing diversity we improve our understanding of changing markets and consumer groups, gain access to a broader pool of talented people and benefit from the enhanced innovative and problem-solving abilities that are demonstrably associated with high cultural diversity. Mutual understanding and a gender and cultural balance, especially at management level, are important success factors. We have an inclusive approach: diversity is integrated into all relevant human resources processes and driven forward by the management.
On December 31, 2018, Bayer employed 116,998 (2017: 99,820) people worldwide. In Germany we had 32,140 (2017: 31,620) employees, which was 27.5% of the total Bayer Group workforce (2017: 31.7%).
Relative breakdown of employees by segment as of December 31, 2018
But let's forget the numbers and facts for a while. Meet some of our employees and get a taste of what it is really like to work here.
Working with Bayer since 2001
General Manager Marketing Cotton, Insecticides and SeedGrowthCrop Science Division
India is a fascinating subcontinent driven by agriculture. As an innovative company that is strong in agriculture and cares about people, Bayer has a lot to offer.
After only two years at Bayer, I was asked to lead a team including marketing, seed production, breeding and product development to steer our Cereals & Oilseeds business to newer heights.
General Manager Marketing Cotton, Insecticides and SeedGrowth Crop Science Division Mumbai
Head of Strategic Planning, Project Management & Management Support, Bayer Crop Science
Head of Cereals & Oilseeds at Bayer Seeds, Hyderabad
Joined Bayer as management support to Bayer Crop Science Country Head in Mumbai, devoted to strategic projects
Product Manager at Rallis India, Mumbai, responsible for key insecticides and herbicides portfolio
Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) followed by a Masters degree in Business Administration
Creativity, innovation and passion for excellence.
Partnering in value chain projects with farmers, producers and retailers to improve productivity, quality and sustainability. This is very rewarding.
I enjoy connecting with people to tackle complex challenges in an innovative and creative way.
To lead a life in harmony with nature, and to contribute to society as part of an educational institution that helps people lead a meaningful life.
"I joined Bayer in 2004 in a Management Support role and became a Sales Manager in Crop Science two years later."
"I was then asked to take on the job as Head of Cereals & Oilseeds. This came as a surprise as I had no prior experience in this field."
"Also, this was a senior position and involved leading a cross functional team."
"The team worked hard and over the next four years we took some strategic decisions and scaled up the business to new heights. At that time I was the youngest manager in such a position."
"Even though my profile and experience had not been a perfect fit, Bayer believed in me. Entrusting me with a leadership position early on in my career speaks of the courage and passion the company has to develop people. That’s Bayer for me."